Fragmented command of the PLA

This can’t be classified as new, but from another part of the White Paper we learn that the Army has no unified command, but is split into four headquarters and seven regional commands. Of course the CMC serves a type of unified-command function, but there doesn’t seem to be a general staff-type organization.

The political benefits are clear (general staffs do not exactly have a reputation for trust-worthiness), but this could be a weakness in the event of conflict.



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